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Paul Gambaccini blends digital tracks from the week's US charts of songs, albums, R&B, country and rock hits with LP and singles tracks from the last six decades.

Paul Gambaccini presents tracks from this week's US charts and hits from the last six decades.

Each week, songs are played connected to members of 'The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame'. We hear 'Because They're Young' by Duane Eddy and in honour of The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein we play the group's second American number one 'She Loves You'. In 'A Matter Of Life And Death', we celebrate the birthday on this date in 1938 of Bill Withers by featuring his debut US hit 'Ain't No Sunshine'. Paul pays tribute to film composer James Horner, who has recently died, by playing 'My Heart Will Go On' by Celine Dion from the movie 'Titanic'. 'It's Not The Same Old Song' highlights 'Glad All Over' recorded by Carl Perkins and a different song with the same title by the Dave Clark Five.

In the feature called 'Beyond The Sea', Paul plays tracks from the biggest selling albums by UK artists in America. Tonight, we hear tracks from LPs by Petula Clark and Pet Shop Boys. 'The Other Number Ones' are records that reached the top of the American chart in 'Cash Box' magazine, but not in the 'Billboard' Hot 100. This week's examples are by Chubby Checker and Heart.

Our R&B number ones are from 1971 and now by Jean Knight and The Weeknd. We hear Country number ones from 1973 and this week by Kris Kristofferson and Little Big Town. Our featured past and present Rock number ones are by Sting and Walk The Moon. After 45 years of chart success, James Taylor scores his first number one album with 'Before This World'. The number one digital song of the week is 'Bad Blood' by Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • Bruce Springsteen

    4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)

    • The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle.
    • CBS.
    • 2.
  • Nate Ruess & Beck

    What This World Is Coming To

    • Grand Romantic.
    • FUELED BY RAMEN/ATLANTIC.
    • 6.
  • MercyMe

    Flawless

    • Welcome To The New.
    • COLUMBIA/SONY/BMG.
    • 6.
  • Duane Eddy

    Because They're Young

    • The Heart & Soul Of Rock & Roll (Disc.
    • Telstar.
  • Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

    Cecilia And The Satellite

    • Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness.
    • VANGUARD.
    • 2.
  • Bill Withers

    Ain't No Sunshine

    • Shades Of Soul (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Céline Dion

    My Heart Will Go On

    • Titanic - Music From The Motion Picture.
    • SONY CLASSICAL/SONY MUSIC SOUNDTRAX.
    • 14.
  • Zac Brown Band

    Loving You Easy

    • Jekyll + Hyde.
    • Republic.
    • 1.
  • Jean Knight

    Mr Big Stuff

    • Stax Greatest Hits (Various Artists).
    • Stax.
  • The Weeknd

    Earned It

    • Single.
    • Island.
  • Adam Lambert

    The Original High

    • The Original High.
    • WARNER BROS. RECORDS.
    • 2.
  • Carl Perkins

    Glad All Over

    • Best of The Sun Sessions.
    • MUSIC CLUB.
    • 21.
  • The Dave Clark Five

    Glad All Over

    • Glad All Over Again.
    • EMI.
  • Sam Hunt

    House Party

    • Montevallo.
    • MCA NASHVILLE.
    • 3.
  • Petula Clark

    Downtown

    • The Ivor Novello Winners.
    • EMI.
  • Andy Grammer

    Honey I'm Good

    • Magazines Or Novels.
    • S-Curve Records.
    • 001.
  • Chubby Checker

    Limbo Rock

    • The Best Of Chubby Checker.
    • ABKCO RECORDS.
    • 15.
  • Heart

    All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You

    • CD Single.
    • CAPITOL RECORDS.
    • 1.
  • Third Eye Blind

    Everything Is Easy

    • Dopamine.
    • MEGACOLLIDER RECORDS.
    • 1.
  • The Beatles

    She Loves You

    • Mono Masters.
    • APPLE/EMI RECORDS.
    • 4.
  • Hilary Duff

    Sparks

    • Breathe In. Breathe Out..
    • RCA RECORDS.
    • 1.
  • Kris Kristofferson

    Why Me

    • Songs Of Kristofferson.
    • MONUMENT/CBS/SONY.
  • Little Big Town

    Girl Crush

    • Pain Killer.
    • Capital Records Nashville.
    • 5.
  • Sting

    If You Love Somebody Set Them Free

    • The Very Best Of Sting & The Police.
    • A&M.
  • WALK THE MOON

    Shut Up And Dance

    • (CD Single).
    • RCA.
  • Pet Shop Boys

    West End Girls

    • Please.
    • PARLOPHONE.
    • 2.
  • James Taylor

    Before This World/Jolly Springtime

    • Before This World.
    • CONCORD RECORDS.
    • 8.
  • Bobby Lewis

    Tossin' And Turnin'

    • The Golden Age Of American Rock ’n’ Roll.
    • ACE RECORDS.
    • 12.
  • The Hues Corporation

    Rock The Boat

    • Million Sellers Vol.14 - The Seventie.
    • Disky.
  • Taylor Swift

    Bad Blood (feat. Kendrick Lamar)

    • 1989.
    • Universal.

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